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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15484–15497

Observation of four-wave mixing in slow-light silicon photonic crystal waveguides

James F. McMillan, Mingbin Yu, Dim-Lee Kwong, and Chee Wei Wong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15484-15497 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.015484


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Abstract

Four-wave mixing is observed in a silicon W1 photonic crystal waveguide. The dispersion dependence of the idler conversion efficiency is measured and shown to be enhanced at wavelengths exhibiting slow group velocities. A 12-dB increase in the conversion efficiency is observed. Concurrently, a decrease in the conversion bandwidth is observed due to the increase in group velocity dispersion in the slow-light regime. The experimentally observed conversion efficiencies agree with the numerically modeled results.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2010
Published: July 7, 2010

Citation
James F. McMillan, Mingbin Yu, Dim-Lee Kwong, and Chee Wei Wong, "Observation of four-wave mixing in slow-light silicon photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 15484-15497 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-15-15484


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